November 16, 2018

36 houses in Detroit that the city has deemed 'unlikely to be blighted'

Since 2014, Detroit has spent approximately $240M demolishing abandoned houses. The money is running out, and when all is said and done, the city may not be in much better shape than when the program began.

Over several months, we surveyed dozens of houses in Detroit neighborhoods that were deemed by the city as "unlikely to be blighted." What we found, as you'll see in this gallery, tells a much different story.

Read the long-form investigate report into the effectiveness of the Detroit Land Bank Authority in our cover story by Violet Ikonomova.

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370 E. Grand Boulevard
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370 E. Grand Boulevard
414  Cottrell Street
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414 Cottrell Street
605 S. Green Street
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605 S. Green Street
545 Beaufait Street
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545 Beaufait Street
3163 E Canfield Avenue
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3163 E Canfield Avenue
3290 Whitney Street
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3290 Whitney Street
3354 E Warren Avenue
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3354 E Warren Avenue
3523 TIllman Street
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3523 TIllman Street
3609 25th Street
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3609 25th Street
3651 E Warren Avenue
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3651 E Warren Avenue